Ayons-en!

Steven

Kwiziq community member

26 April 2017

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Ayons-en!

Why does "Nous en avons" become "Ayons-en!" Is this another subjunctive nightmare?

This relates to:
Using "en" with affirmative commands (L'Impératif) -

Ron

Kwiziq community member

27 April 2017

27/04/17

Bonjour Steven, Below are the imperative forms for avoir: Impératif Présent aie ayons ayez While the present participle and gerund are: Participe Présent ayant Gérondif Présent en ayant As can be seen, these forms are based on the subjunctive.

Ron

Kwiziq community member

27 April 2017

27/04/17

Hi again, Your question actually prompted my own: Why is the subjunctive Nous form used to make the present participle with the verb avoir when the majority of other verbs do not, they use the nous form of the present tense? However, être uses the nous form of the imparfait to form the present participle.

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